A maiden Exiles fifty from Steve Parkinson (80) lead Exiles to an emphatic 82 run victory over WICC – Exiles first victory over WICC in several years.
Losing the toss, Exiles lost 3 quick wickets before a partnership of 123 between Parkinson and Simon Gundry (56 not out and still unbeaten in 2015) lead the recovery to a solid 159 for 5 off the 40 overs.
In reply a fine spell of 3 for 12 off 8 from Jibran Ahmed dictated things for the Exiles, well supported by the rest of the attack, with Phil Ling (3 for 13) bringing up his 100 Exiles wickets in the process.
A fine win. Next up is Spencer in Earlsfield.
After surviving heavy lunchtime rain, Exiles game at OMT started less than an hour late, with an adjusted 35 over format.
Drew Scott-Dawkins failed in his attempts to make 5 straight half centuries for the club – which has still never been achieved – but his 35 laid the platform for a decent score. Craig Williams (46) and John Tither (21) continued the run scoring before a late flourish between Simon Gundry (31 not out, and still unbeaten all season!) and Andy Wingfield (33) in partnership of 46 saw Exiles finish on an above-par 194 for 7.
The target always seemed too much for OMT and all 6 Exiles bowlers picked up wickets, Geoff Candy (2 for 15) taking his first for the club. OMT all out for 142 in the 34th over.
WICC at Abbey Rec next week.
Exiles beat Nomads by 132 runs at Cottenham Park on Sunday.
On winning the toss, Exiles flew out of the blocks with Drew Scott-Dawkins (81) picking up his fourth straight half-century and Craig Williams adding 75 at a run-a-ball.
With John Tither (38 not out) and Bernard Leuvennink (19 not out) adding a late flurry, the Exiles closed on 259 for 3 off their 35 overs.
It was comfortably enough as a strong Exiles bowling line-up restricted the Nomads to 127 for 8 off their 35 overs, with Simon Gundry (3 for 16) picking up the best analyses.
A good win from the Exiles. OMT away next week.
A fine innings of 61 by Drew Scott-Dawkins helped Exiles to a 60 run victory over Old Rutlishians on Sunday as Exiles returned to winning ways following 2 losses.
Scott-Dawkins combined with Will Kent (31) to build a partnership of 83 to help the Exiles to 130 for 3 before a late flurry of wickets saw Exiles crumble on the dusty Abbey Rec strip to 159 all out of the last ball of the 40.
But that target was to prove plenty as a fine bowling and fielding display saw Old Ruts restricted to 99 all out, with Phil Ling (3 for 23) the chief tormentor.
A trip to Eltham next week awaits the Exiles.